Growers and retailers must understand their mutual challenges. Earl’s Organic Produce makes the conversation happen.
Earl’s Organic Produce partners with more than 300 growers to provide an abundant and comprehensive inventory of organic fruits and vegetables every day of the year. Growers are our lifeline with whom we develop and nurture meaningful, long-term relationships. While they labor to produce their crops, our mission is to help them cultivate sustainable businesses by offering fair prices, ideas, and market knowledge to reap the highest gain for their effort.
We’re eager to learn what is unique and different about our growers. We take company field trips, literally to the fields, and taste their goods right from the ground, branch, or vine. The better we understand their business, the more we can share our broad market view and understanding of the organic industry to help them flourish. Over twenty years of experience as buyers, growers, and retailers combined with daily attention to the marketplace helps us to anticipate and communicate future trends and developments in the organic produce industry. We help our growers create a long-term strategy that benefits the farmer, consumer, and the land.
To deliver a full line of organic produce to our customers, Earl’s Organic Produce works with growers of all sizes and represents a handful of growers as exclusive marketing agents. California was the birthplace of the organic industry and remains a wellspring of sustainable innovation and trends. We are extremely proud to buy from and promote local growers.
See our California growers for yourself on the Grower Map! Click here!
Like our heirloom tomatoes, our customers come in all shapes and flavors. We serve home delivery services, restaurants, natural food co-ops, independent retailers, regional grocery markets, national chain stores, and a variety of other food-related businesses.
Bay Area retailers such as Bi-Rite Market, Good Earth Market, and Rainbow Grocery; leading regional markets such as DeLano’s IGA Markets, Draeger’s Markets, and Mollie Stone’s Markets; and well known national chains such as Safeway and Whole Foods all rely on Earl’s Organic Produce to deliver fresh, delicious produce on-time — day after day, week after week, year after year.
We deliver to customers as far north as Arcata, east to Reno and as far south as Monterey County with our own fleet of trucks. We also deliver to select retailers scattered throughout the country and Hawaii. We regret we are not able to ship product to individuals. Regardless of scale or location, we value each customer for their commitment to organically grown produce and sustainable agriculture.
The certified fair trade label is your guarantee that the product has met the highest social and environmental standards:
- A fair price for farmers and farm workers
- Environmentally-sustainable farming practices
- Decent working and living conditions
- Investments in the local community
What makes Fair Trade so powerful is the positive impact it has on farming communities around the world. Fair Trade empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by developing the skills necessary to compete in the global marketpace.
Fair Trade Certified products combine a fair price for farming families with rigid environmental standards. This means that Fair Trade Certified products are some of the most sustainable on the market, while simultaneously raising the standard of living for millions of people around the world.
Covilli Brand Organics is 100% Fair Trade. Click on the video below to learn more about Fair Trade.
We regularly donate produce to organizations throughout California. In 2015, we donated 111,240 pounds of organic fruits and vegetables to the San Francisco Food Bank! We have also recently donated to the following organizations:
- American Wheelchair Veteran’s Association
- Delancey Street Foundation
- Ecological Farming Association
- Environmental Action
- Green America
- Grow a Farmer (UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems)
- Food First
- Forests Forever
- Friends of the Urban Forest
- Farmer – Veteran Coalition
- Golden Gate National Park Conservancy
- Hoes Down Festival at Full Belly Farm
- Homeless Garden Project
- Marin Human Race
- Marin Agricultural Land Trust
- MESA(Multinational Exchange Sustainable Agriculture)
- National Parks Conservation Association
- The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
- Rainforest Action Network
- SAGE(Sustainable Agriculture Education)
- Solar Living Institute
- Spirit Rock Meditation Center
- Tam High Foundation
- Tam High Track & Cross Country
Earl’s Organic Produce is always interested in supporting non-profit organizations, particularly those involved in food justice and sustainable agriculture issues. Please submit donation requests in writing to our Marketing Manager, Susan Simitz, at firstname.lastname@example.org
An Organic Conversation (AOC)- What’s in Season? Every week Earl does a segment on An Organic Conversation radio show called “What’s in Season?” where he gives updates from the produce market.
Here is the upcoming schedule for what Earl will be covering:
12/12 Diabetes and Sugar Addiction. Earl updates us on Mushrooms on “What’s In Season”.
12/5 Ancient Wisdom and Indigenous Rights: Lessons from Standing Rock. Earl updates us on Navel Oranges, Cara Cara’s and Mandarins on “”What’s In Season”.
11/28 Living Christmas Tree Rentals: Carbon Friendly Holidays. Earl updates us on Tropicals – Pineapples, Mangoes and Papays on “What’s In Season”.
11/21 In Vino Veritas: One Woman’s Journey in Biodynamic Winemaking. Katrina Frey and her husband Jonathan create the first organic and biodynamic vineyard in the country. Earl updates us on potatoes on “What’s In Season”.
NEW! Earl now has his own “What’s In Season” video series!
AOC- listen online or download the podcasts!- http://www.anorganicconversation.com/